Posts Tagged ‘ blog ’

What’s Your Thesis?

The Challenge Has Arrived – The Master’s Thesis!

On my way to finish my degree – one of the most important prerequisites to actually become a journalist – I’ve finished nearly all my course work. The end of my career as a student is slowly approaching. BUT, there is one big challenge that I still need to master (pun totally intended). After all, I need to deliver a final thesis!
While most people seem to suffer from a lack of ideas, my problem is that I have too many ideas! Continue reading

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The 140 Character Blog – Twitter Profile: West Seattle Blog

Another Profile for UW TwitterBook!

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

West Seattle Blog is a hyper local community Blog that has achieved national recognition and serves its readers updates from “the hood” 24/7/365. The community voice has found its way onto Twitter.

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Twitter Profile: Monica Guzman

Another Profile for UW TwitterBook! Updated “Questions” section due to very timely repsonse!

This profile was written for the University of Washington Twitter Book according to a Case Study Template.

Monica Guzman is a Journalist and Blogger in Seattle. She writes the BigBlog, a Blog of the Seattle PI, a paper that successfully exists online, after its print version collapsed and was discontinued in 2009. Monica doesn’t do the job, she is the job – so many of her updates seem very personal, yet highly relevant!

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Crowd Funding Is a Piece of the Raft…

… of the raft that will save journalism!

After hard hours of editing and format struggles, the finished work can finally be appreciated online. Incredible what you can do with the most primitive tools! Find my Video on community funded journalism and spot.us

on youtube.

If you are curious to see the whole interview with David, check it out here:

Also take a look at how the story developed, how the question poll turned out, see my recap and what the story board for the video originally used to be.

Seattle Blogs on Twitter

The hyperlocal bloggers in Seattle send out their micro-messages via Twitter. Well, most of them do. And the others are will become wonderful follows in the future, I’m sure. Of course I’m totally unbiased on that 😉

@westseattleblog (very active)

@Bigblog (pretty active)

@beaconhillblog (sort of in the game)

@Myballard (could do a little more)

@Fremontuniverse (Fremont is the center of the universe! That means they probably have too much going on to tweet it… right?)

Small and Cozy Beats Commercialized

Seattle’s Coffee Culture Examined

Coffee makes Seattle go - but Seattlelitles like it cozy. ©pc britz

Coffee makes Seattle go - but Seattlelitles like it cozy. ©pc britz

For my latest audio story, I have explored Seattle’s coffee culture.
My goal was initially to tell the story of struggling coffee shops in the economic situation. While I worked on the story the focus shifted. I found it more interesting to focus on the the different kinds of coffee culture (global-commercial v. local-communal) and to show why people prefer “The Local” over Starbucks.

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PC in the Emerald City

Hey folks!

Whoever makes it to this blog, check out my travel blog – unmoderated titbits of my year abroad in the beautiful city of Seattle.

COM466 made it into one of the posts!